So. 2020, huh?
This year's retrospective is brought to you by the colour Tolkien. I've also knocked over some older projects that have been lingering too long, and painted some quirky individual miniatures.
I had an unexpected resurgence in my interest in all things Middle-earth. I played in a tournament (remember those?) in January. I have enjoyed Journeys in Middle-earth. I dusted off (and was pleasantly surprised by) Battle of Five Armies. I got in a game of War of the Ring. My favourite piece of the year is my Sauron vignette. Not to mention the travelling Gandalves.
|Orcs versus dwarves|
|On the slopes of Orodruin|
|Battle of Five Armies|
I'm glad to have finished all my Batman figures, and the 40K Assassins that were an albatross around my neck. Also two more Blood Bowl teams. I'm secretly relieved that GW has called 'time' on Blackstone Fortress, as I wasn't able to keep up with the admittedly slow pace of releases. I've still got a few more to paint, and many hours of gaming to go.
|The Green Streaks|
|Blackstone Fortress: Escalation|
|The Dunwich Hoppers|
Other quirky figures
|Rogue Trader Trooper Chow|
|La Légion Étrangère Camel Sousaphone|
I particularly enjoyed the Skullfight I had with Paul of the Mancave during AHPC X. I painted 200 skulls, but Paul pulled out all the stops and smashed me with 543 skulls on the Skull-o-meter™. STOP THE COUNT! I conceded, and handed over Skully McSkullface, who I was very pleased to see star in a later battle report.
The coming year:
- I'm looking forward to AHPC XI.
- There will be no CanCon in January, because of the Pangolin's Revenge.
- I'm working more on 3D printing.
- I await some crowdfunded boardgames.
- Can I resist the siren call of Necromunda and the grim darkness of the far future?
- Time to revisit WW1.
|My AHPC X output|
|My journey across Challenge Island|